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Entry Point 26 - Wood Lake

Wood Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 13 miles. Access to Wood Lake is a 180-rod portage. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1361 feet
Latitude: 47.9691
Longitude: -91.6001
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Doughboy12
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10/05/2015 04:14PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Doughboy12

Trip Name: Wood Lake Long Weekend.

Entry Point: 26

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I'm just here to give my opinion...If you don't like it, ignore it.
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nctry
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10/12/2015 01:10PM
 
Used to duck hunt Wood Lake mea weekend every year. I think the boats are still down there. One of our guys worked for the outfitter who owned them and had the key for them. Back then it wasn't part of the BWCA and the parking area was right on the highway. Also the. Bluebills came through there then... I don't think they do anymore. Do you use any kind of reportage yoke for your kayaks?

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Doughboy12
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10/13/2015 09:10AM
 
quote nctry: "Used to duck hunt Wood Lake mea weekend every year. I think the boats are still down there. One of our guys worked for the outfitter who owned them and had the key for them. Back then it wasn't part of the BWCA and the parking area was right on the highway. Also the. Bluebills came through there then... I don't think they do anymore. Do you use any kind of reportage yoke for your kayaks?"


Yep, boats are there as were the ducks. Boats were half full of water so I tipped them over and put the life vest on the stump.
No yoke for the yak...just double carry. The tandem would be hard for one person anyway. I think I quad portaged on the way in. (Because I got there an hour ahead of the others.) And tripled on the way out.
Next time we will skip the solitude for an easy put in like 3 years ago.
The guy I got my map from said it was a resort that had them...??? I may have heard him wrong. He also said that back in the day he would DRIVE down to the lake. You had to have a good 4x4 but it could be done.

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bottomtothetap
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10/14/2015 01:12PM
 
Awesome sunset (sunrise?) photo!!
Doughboy12
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11/04/2015 10:40AM
 
quote bottomtothetap: "Awesome sunset (sunrise?) photo!!"


Both were sunrise...Thank you.

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